Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Smart City Technologies and Solutions, 2015

Published: 27 July 2015

ID: G00277202

Analyst(s): Andrew H Kim , Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Nagayoshi Nakano


The smart city concept has steadily evolved from the idea of transformation into actual city operations. A range of enabling technologies and solutions, such as real-time parking, the Internet of Things and intelligent lighting, are making cities smarter and improving the quality of citizen life.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
    • Evolution to City Operations Based on Best Practices
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Changes From 2014
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Digital Security
    • Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging
    • City Operations Center
    • IoT Platform
  • At the Peak
    • Greenfield Smart City Framework
    • Sustainability Consulting Services
    • Energy Harvesting Using Specialized Photocells
    • Real-Time Parking
    • Internet of Things for Government
    • Smart City Framework
    • Internet of Things
    • Meter Data Analytics
    • Smart Transportation
    • Consumer Energy Storage
    • Big Data in Energy and Utilities
    • Building-Integrated PV Solar
    • Car-Sharing Services
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • IT/OT Communications
    • Water Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • EV Charging Infrastructure
    • Combined Heat and Power
    • Mobile Applications for Constituents
    • Microgrids
    • Vehicle Information Hub
    • Intelligent Lighting
    • Distributed Generation
    • Customer Gateways
    • Mobile Health Monitoring
    • Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications
    • Wi-Fi Positioning and Analytical Systems
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Intelligent Lamppost
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Wireless Healthcare Asset Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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